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Full Text of SR0580  100th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of David C. Shaul of Champaign, who passed
4away on May 22, 2017; and
5    WHEREAS, David Shaul was born in Rushville, Indiana to
6Verrollton C. and Wilma Jane (Clifton) Shaul on July 16, 1941;
7he graduated from Central High School in Champaign in 1959,
8where hosted a weekly radio show on WDWS-WHMS; he graduated
9from the University of Illinois with a degree in broadcast
10journalism in 1963 and married Annilee L. Armstrong in Decatur
11on June 5, 1965; and
12    WHEREAS, David Shaul began a 37-year career with WCIA-TV as
13a news anchor, producer, and director of downstate Illinois'
14largest broadcast news department; he returned to WDWS-WHMS as
15a daytime news anchor in September of 2000; and
16    WHEREAS, David Shaul was honored with an Associated Press
17Mark Twain Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999 and a lifetime
18achievement Emmy from the Mid-America Chapter of the National
19Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2011; and
20    WHEREAS, David Shaul was inducted into the Eastern Illinois
21University Journalism Hall of Fame and was designated a



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1lifetime member of the Illinois News Broadcasters Association;
3    WHEREAS, During Dave Shaul's time at WDWS-WHMS, he was part
4of three first-place SilverDome awards from the Illinois
5Broadcast Association; while at WCIA, the news department won
6numerous awards; and
7    WHEREAS, David Shaul was a fan of the University of
8Illinois Fighting Illini; he won the United Press International
9Best Television Sports Play-by-Play Award for his coverage of
10University of Illinois basketball in 1980 and the Best Newscast
11award presented by the Associated Press in 1988; and
12    WHEREAS, David Shaul was a member of the Champaign-Urbana
13Kiwanis Club, the First Presbyterian Church in Champaign, the
14Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity, the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and
15the Champaign Public Library Foundation; he was also a proud
16volunteer for the C-U Kiwanis Tom Jones Challenger League; and
17    WHEREAS, David Shaul is survived by his children, Annalisa
18(Brian) Cockerham, Elizabeth (David) Jones, and David
19(Elizabeth) Shaul; and his grandchildren, Molly and Abby
20Cockerham, Benjamin and Sarah Jones, and Nathan and Nicholas
21Shaul; therefore, be it



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2ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
3David C. Shaul, and extend our sincere condolences to his
4family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
6    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
7presented to the family of David Shaul as an expression of our
8deepest sympathy.